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What does it mean to "bind" my breasts?

What does it mean to "bind" my breasts?

Wrapping your breast: Breast-binding used to be recommended as a way to help decrease milk supply or help with engorgement. It involves tightly compressing your breasts. It is not recommended as it can lead to mastitis and blocked ducts and other complications. The way that milk supply is decreased is through a hormone feedback system, not compression, and so binding should be avoided. ...Read more

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What does binding of breast mean?

What does binding of breast mean?

It is use of fabric: Tied tightly across the chest to bind/ flatten the breasts down. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your breast are tender?

What does it mean when your breast are tender?

Uncertain: Breast soreness can occur due to stretching from increased fluid retention. Breast pain can occur in conjunction w premenstrual syndrome, ovulation, your period, pregnancy, hormone imbalance or use of oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your breast start to hurt including your nipple?

What does it mean when your breast start to hurt including your nipple?

Cycle related?: This could be as simple as cycle related pain and if so will likely resolve over the next couple of weeks. You should also consider the possibility of pregnancy as this is a common symptom. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have dense breasts?

What does it mean to have dense breasts?

Dense breasts: are normal, but decrease the sensitivity of the mammo for detecting cancers.Some studies show that the sensitivity of mammography in this setting can decrease to lower than 50%. Also, dense breasts are an independent risk factor for developing breast cancer and cancers discovered in women with dense breasts tend to be more advanced. Some recommend adjunct screening ultrasound or 3D tomosynthesis. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if your body produces to much yeast?

What exactly does it mean if your body produces to much yeast?

Causes: Yeast infections are due to a fungus called candida which is normally found in the vagina. However, if there is a lack of healthy vaginal bacteria it can lead to overgrowth of yeast. Some causes of overgrowth: antibiotics, ^ estrogen (pregnancy or some birth control pills), malfunctioning immune system, diabetes mellitus as well as friction against vaginal tissues (intercourse) and douching. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if you can flex your breasts?

What exactly does it mean if you can flex your breasts?

Pectoralis Muscles: If you are a woman & you are truly flexing, it would be the underlying pectoralis muscles that are being flexed. The actual overlying breast doesn't contain muscle. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your abs cramp?

What does it mean if your abs cramp?

Many possibilities: Abdominal cramping during abdominal exercises occurs with fatigue or overtaxing of the associated muscles. They may be deconditoned, and the cramping will eventually subside as you get in better shape. Cramping during heavy exertion, especially during hot/humid environments, can be a sign of dehydration and/or sodium or potassium depletion. Cramping can also occur due to nonorthopedic condtions. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your body does not make blood ?

What does it mean when your body does not make  blood ?

Myelodysplasia: Myelodysplastic syndrome (mds) is a disease that is associated with decreased production of blood cells. Blood cells are produced in the bone marrow, and the blood cells of people with mds do not mature normally. There are three major types of blood cells—red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Patients with mds can have decreased production of one, two, or all three types of blood cells. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when the doctor says your liver enzymes elevated?

What exactly does it mean when the doctor says your liver enzymes elevated?

Possible damage: Liver enzymes are found in the blood. When they go up, it generally means that there is some sort of stress or damage to the liver. It may be trivial or serious. There is a very wide range of enzyme levels between "normal" and "worrisome". The important thing is to follow the enzyme levels to see if they go higher or go back down. Talk to your doctor since there are many possible causes. ...Read more

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What does Macrocytic mean? And what does it mean if your result is +1?

What does Macrocytic mean? And what does it mean if your result is +1?

Macro: Comes from Greek and translates as large. Macrocytosis means large cells, it refers mostly to red blood cells. 1+ is mild. It helps us direct work up in case there is a need for work up. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your phosphorus is high what can you do?

What does it mean when your phosphorus is high what can you do?

Kidney disease: The phosphorus level can be high in kidney disease, parathyroid disease, usually with abnormal calcium level. It may be high if taking too much supplement. If you take supplement stop taking it. Discuss with your doctor why was it checked. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your liver is enlarged.?

Hepatomegaly: You have hepatomegaly when your liver is enlarged. The most common cause of hepatomegaly is hepatic steatosis or a "fatty liver". I recommend you discuss these findings with the physician who ordered the imaging study as follow up blood work is usually advised in order to screen for common causes of liver disease. ...Read more

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What does it mean to express milk by hand?

What does it mean to express milk by hand?

Pumping by hand: Hand expressing means pumping milk from a breast without using a pump. The woman takes a warm shower or applies a warm cloth to her breast for a few minutes. Then she massages her breast by encircling her breast with both hands at the chest wall and slowly squeezing the breast in towards the nipple. After a couple of minutes, the breast will start discharging milk and this can caught in a cup. ...Read more

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If your breast tingling and itchy what does that mean ?

If your breast tingling and itchy what does that mean ?

Likely allergy: Localized itching most of the time occurs from allergic reaction of skin to some allergen. Very localized tingling may be associated with itching. Some people may have stress related itch which tends to be wide spread. ...Read more